Sara Shendelman

Sara Shendelman



Note: I have already had Corona Virus so I am comfortable with in person or Zoom settings.

Romantic, personal, heartfelt, inclusive. I am also a singer and often use music in the service. I supply sound for the ceremony when needed and help with everything from vows to ways to include friends and family in the ceremony if desired. I do not simply read the ceremony from a page, I am very present with everyone there.

I have already had the virus so I'm not concerned with in-person gatherings, but am also very good at working on Zoom or other formats.

Everything! I love helping people have the most beautiful ceremony. It's creative, and I work with the couple to make sure it's the perfect ceremony for them. I do not have a cookie cutter approach. Often people say to me afterward that it was the best wedding they ever attended.

The planning is easy and I am good at working with people to plan online. I send out my materials on email and give you all the time to you want to talk and plan.


Serves Berkeley , CA


Ceremony type

Wedding, Elopement, Commitment ceremony, Vow renewal

Service type / affiliation

Jewish, Interfaith, Non-denominational (mentions God), Non-religious (no mention of God)

Number of guests

20 guests or fewer, 21 – 50 guests, 51 – 100 guests, 101 – 150 guests, 151 – 200 guests, 201 – 300 guests

Need help writing vows

I can work with couples who need help writing vows, I can work with couples who do not need help writing vows

Ceremony language(s)

English, Spanish

Officiant needed at rehearsal

I can attend rehearsals, I do not need to attend rehearsals

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    Frequently asked questions

    First we get to know each other. We talk as much as the couple wants. I suggest a ceremony outline and explain the elements within it. I can make creative suggestions when other traditions are incorporated.

    I have a ritual and theatre background, as well as a musical one. I do not read the ceremony from a page, I am completely present with the couple and the community. I am also a counselor so I am able to help with any problems that come up.

    I have a sliding scale so that I can be sensitive to every couple's budget. Generally that range is $400 to 800 for a

    custom wedding. I charge something for travel if it is a good distance away.

    I have been asked to perform ritual since I was a teen. My love for helping others in every capacity led me to performing weddings after I'd been asked to sing at them for years.

    I have worked with couples from every walk of life.

    Services offered

    Wedding Officiant